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What if I told you it would be possible to slip an extra $180 in your pocket this year -- and every year after that -- and have a more comfortable home at the same time? That should be worth a trip to the home center, right? A savings of $180 a year is what the U.S. Department of Energy estimates the average homeowner can achieve by installing and maintaining the settings on a programmable thermostat. And the great thing is, once the settings are programmed in, you can forget about them, so your house stays more comfortable, day and night, all year long. Programmable thermostats are simple to understand. They control your home's heating and/or cooling systems by adjusting them to specific preset temperatures at specific preset times. No more fiddling with temperatures or forgett...